Summary of the Family Stability and Kinship Care Act (S. 1964, H.R. 3781).
Children's Defense Fund.
Published: October 2015
This brief summarizes proposed legislation that would extend Title IV-E funding for time-limited services for children identified as candidates for foster care or who are in foster care, as well as the caregivers for whom services would benefit the children, without regard to the Title IV-E income eligibility requirement. The bill would also increase funding for the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program (Part 2 of Title IV-B) for community- based prevention and intervention services. Information is provided on the expansion of the federal reimbursement under Title IV-E for time-limited family services for up to 12 months, including eligibility requirements, obligations of State child welfare agencies, the availability of federal funds, and the availability of technical assistance and program evaluation. The following section reviews the changes made to Title IV-B, Part 2 that further strengthen prevention, early intervention services, and post-permanency services.
proposed legislation; kinship care; federal laws; eligibility; financial assistance; state federal aid; child welfare services; foster children; family income; community based services; prevention programs; early intervention programs